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johnpet
Tue, Jun 4, 2024
Vomiting
Ear

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Dr. Wilkins
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Vomiting in cats can indeed be quite concerning, especially when it involves blood or black-colored vomit, as this may indicate a serious underlying issue. Given that your cat has been vomiting multiple times a day for the past four days and is also experiencing ear problems, it's crucial to address this situation promptly.

Bloody or black vomit can be a sign of gastrointestinal bleeding, which could result from various causes such as ingestion of a foreign object, ulcers, or a severe infection. The ear issues might be related or could be a separate concern, but the presence of both symptoms together definitely warrants immediate attention.

For home care, make sure your cat has access to fresh water to prevent dehydration. You might try withholding food for 12-24 hours to see if the vomiting subsides, and then reintroduce a bland diet like boiled chicken or rice in small amounts. However, given the severity of the symptoms, it's essential to seek veterinary care as soon as possible.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask. Thank you.